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#OwnVoices: Colorism in Genesis Begins Again

While there are lots of books, articles, and videos that highlight how to talk about race, Genesis Begins Again brings forward a new conversation surrounding the topic of colorism.

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#OwnVoices: The March Trilogy

On Friday, July 17, 2020, the world felt a little dimmer, as we lost Civil Rights leader and hero Congressman John Lewis. This was an immense loss that seemed to take away a light that shined so brightly, but we will always have this light.

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iRead: Black Fantasy and Science Fiction by Black Authors for teens

Travel through time and space with these fantasy and science fiction novels.  Pulling from African tradition and mythology, Black history, and the Black experience, these authors have created powerful worlds and mythologies of their own. 

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Conversation Starters

Books to help you gain a better understanding of race and inclusion. 

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#OwnVoices: Ghost Boys

The present and past collide in this children's novel about race, fighting for justice, and how the two impact young people.

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7 New Books for Summer

Check out titles due to be released in the upcoming months...

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My Sister, The Serial Killer: A Book Review

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel, My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short, shocking, sensational, stunner of a book which sucker-punches you with its storyline.

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5 Films for Free: Who are the real monsters?

This is a list of films that are a kaleidoscope of life that happens to everyday people like us.  Each film is available to stream for free with a Richland Library card.

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5 Films for Free: Comfort Food Comedies

The five selections this week are comedies, because laughter may not always be the best medicine but it can certainly distract you from the fact that you're running out of toilet paper!

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Your Daily Dose of Children's Authors & Illustrators

From readings to art clubs to book-based activities, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite authors and illustrators who are going digital to help you and your family join in on the fun. 

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Mind-Bending Fiction

These tales of extreme circumstances and games of death lead you to wonder what exactly is going on...

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Pachinko - A Book Review

The reason why Pachinko has resonated so deeply with its readers is that the seemingly simple themes of family, faith, fate, and identity are also profoundly universal.

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What We're Reading 📚: October 2019

Look what we've been reading!   You should totally check these titles 📘 out to read in print📖, ebook📱, or audio book🎧

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Required Reading Refresh

Pique your teen reader’s interest by recommending these fresh takes on the required reading from your glory days.

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A Tribute to Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was an inspiration. A bold, beautiful, strong, Black woman. A Nobel prize winning author extraordinaire, an empowered and outspoken literary icon, I always looked up to her in admiration. Here is a blog in remembrance.

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So you want to read...Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler's Birthday was on June 22nd, so you may have been seeing her name on different blogs and news sites.

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Tea Obreht's Inland: A Book Review

Following nearly eight years after her New York Times bestselling hit The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht’s new novel Inland is worth every bit of the wait.

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Becoming: A Book Review

  In a reading guide to her memoir, Michelle writes, “My main hope was to create something that could be useful to other people, to give them something they could use in their own lives. So I focused on telling my story as honestly as I could. I’m not settling scores or giving a political play-by-play.”

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Small Great Things: A Book Review

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Jodi Picoult named her novel “Small Great Things” as a tribute to this saying.

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15 Hot New 📚 for the New Year

Start the New Year right with these hot new titles, including Angie Thomas's (The Hate U Give) highly-anticipated second novel On the Come Up.